Lionel Messi, the Argentine star once again stole the show as the Catalans returned to action following the world’s disease break. Messi set another La Liga record on Saturday as Barcelona made a winning return to the pitch.
The leaders won 4-0 at Real Mallorca in their first match since the campaign was suspended in March due to the coronavirus pandemic. Arturo Vidal opened the scoring after just two minutes before Messi set up Martin Braithewaite for his first Barca goal and then Jordi Alba to make the points safe. Messi then added a fourth in second-half injury time to reach 20 La Liga goals for 2019-20. The Argentina star is the only player to score 20 or more goals in Spain’s top flight in 12 consecutive season.